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Distinguished Finalist

Malika Rawal

Charlotte, North Carolina

Malika Rawal, 17, of Charlotte, N.C., a junior at Providence Day School, co-founded a nonprofit organization that has collected more than 35,000 toiletries and over 4,000 pairs of shoes for more than a dozen homeless shelters in North Carolina, and is now distributing toiletries and shoes in impoverished villages in India. The ultimate goal of Malika’s “HelpHygiene Foundation” is to improve sanitation around the world in order to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.